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I am a dedicated professional who is deeply passionate about serving diverse cultures. My goal is to create a welcoming, open, and trusting atmosphere... I am a dedicated professional who is deeply passionate about serving diverse cultures. My goal is to create a welcoming, open, and trusting atmosphere for my clients. I believe in supporting them in enhancing their daily lives by helping them recognize their strengths and embrace their true selves. Read more

Starting Family therapy

What is family therapy?

Family therapy helps families resolve conflicts and strengthen their relationships. It is led by qualified mental health professionals like psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPCs), and licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) who have extensive training in family dynamics and group communication.

How does family therapy work?

Thriveworks family therapists in Rowlett, TX usually begin by asking what everyone’s goals are for family counseling. Family members may need help with very specific issues or with general relationship functioning. But there are three main purposes in family counseling: to educate, to counsel, and to strengthen. Thriveworks also offers online family therapy and in-person services, so you may all meet in an office together or join a video call from your home depending on everyone’s location and availability.

What is the most effective family therapy?

The most effective form of Family therapy will often depend on the family itself, as there are many types of family therapy for therapists to use as they see fit in order to best meet the needs of their clients. However, one of the most commonly used types of family therapy is structural family therapy (SFT). SFT focuses specifically on family dynamics and interactions, looking at how they shape the relationships and structure present in the family. It can be effectively used to treat a variety of concerns.

How do I know if my family needs therapy?

This answer often looks different to each family that starts family therapy. However, some signs that your family might need to consider family counseling include frequent fights or misunderstandings, constant tension, experiencing loss, behavioral issues, marital issues, divorce, and blended family issues, among others.

What is included in family therapy?

In family therapy, therapists will often start by asking questions and assessing individual and family dynamics. From there, they may employ therapeutic techniques such as structured family therapy, CBT, strategic family therapy, and more depending on the present concerns and conflicts. From there, a therapist will work to open lines of communication between family members and facilitate emotional healing and growth.

What is the success rate of family therapy?

Family therapy can be incredibly successful, with some studies reporting a success rate of almost 90% for improving participants’ emotional and mental health, and around 66% for improving their physical health.

Is family therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks therapists in Rowlett, TX offer both online family therapy and in-person family therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does family therapy last?

Family therapy is usually short term and solution-focused, with most families accomplishing their goals in 12 sessions or fewer. However, it can also last for longer if the probles at hand are more complex — and that’s okay, too.

Need more help deciding?

The great Oprah Winfrey once stated, “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” For most people, family members are the people who will take the bus with you when the car breaks down. They may even carry you most of the way on their back. Family members often see us at our worst. They see us during the messy process of becoming who we are. And they love us anyway. They’re a huge part of our personal development. And that’s why it can hurt so much when the usual family harmony experiences disruptions.

The licensed family therapists at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX can help families who are struggling. With compassionate, insightful, and expert guidance, the family therapists at Thriveworks work with families to come up with practical solutions to a wide range of mental health, behavioral, and general life issues. 

How Does Family Counseling Work? 

Family counseling works by facilitating open communication between family members in a safe, unbiased environment. A licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX might use a variety of therapeutic modalities, icebreaker questions, and exercises to encourage healing, harmony, and problem solving. For example, family therapists might help teach clients how to do the following:

  • Reconcile after conflicts or estrangements
  • Enhance rapport
  • Be emotionally vulnerable 
  • Reduce tension 
  • Forgive, or ask for forgiveness
  • See each other’s perspectives
  • Establish healthy boundaries
  • Use neutral language 
  • Reinforce a family’s strengths
  • Manage anger
  • Recognize implicit family rules or codes of behavior
  • Build trust in each other
  • Manage difficult situations
  • Explore misunderstandings 

What Can Family Therapists Help With?

Professional marriage and family therapy at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX can address any issues that crop up in family relationships, including the following:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Other mental health conditions
  • Grief
  • Substance abuse
  • Addiction
  • Constant conflict or misunderstanding
  • Emotional or verbal abuse
  • Difficulty managing emotions
  • Chronic illness or special needs
  • Parenting issues
  • Blended family issues
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Financial stress
  • Bullying
  • Juvenile delinquency or crime
  • Impending separation or divorce
  • Eating disorders
  • Behavioral problems (acting out)

How Do You Treat Addiction in Families?

Mental health professionals recommend that anyone trying to recover from substance abuse or addiction should include their family in the recovery process. All family members can benefit from family therapy, not just the person with the drug or alcohol issue. Addiction affects everyone close to an addict, and family can be an essential support system for the person in recovery. 

Family therapists at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX can help everyone identify and address their own needs in therapy, so everyone feels supported. Family therapy can also help family members recognize the roles they might play in dysfunctional family dynamics. Encouraging healthier roles can aid recovery and help prevent future relapses.

Is Family Therapy Difficult?

The truth is that family relationships can be difficult, even in the happiest of families. It’s a great therapist’s job to make those relationships easier. If family members have never put their feelings out in the open before, they might anticipate distress in therapy sessions. But the exceptional family therapists at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX aim to put everyone at ease and see problems from everyone’s perspective. Their job isn’t to take sides or to assign blame. And oftentimes the hard subjects in therapy can be balanced out by a reinforcement of a family’s strengths. The goal is for everyone to leave sessions with enhanced feelings of love and mutual understanding. 

Reconnect with Your Loved Ones with Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX

Good mental health begins with family. Your formative relationships will probably influence your entire life, so why not examine them closely? Families deserve a safe space where they can talk about their problems without fear and anxiety. The exceptional family therapists at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX can facilitate these discussions and put families back on the path to harmony. 

Because all the mental health providers at Thriveworks are fully licensed, they accept most health insurance plans. They also offer clients the option of in-person therapy at the modern office, or virtual sessions with Thriveworks premium online counseling. Online counseling can be a great option for busy families, when it’s hard to get everyone in the same place at the same time. Online counseling also enables conversations with family members who are physically distant, like a son or daughter at college. 

Call the Thriveworks office today and you may be able to meet with your family therapist as early as tomorrow. Most providers can hold an initial session within 24-48 hours of a client’s call. And Thriveworks appointments begin on-time or early over 97% of the time. 

Reconnect with the people you love through the highly qualified, fully licensed, top-rated family therapists at Thriveworks in Rowlett, TX. 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Rowlett therapists and counselors accept 38 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Rowlett
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Dretha Burris is an exceptional individual who possesses a sincere and deep compassion for everyone. She is an amazing listener and has the ability to process definitive solutions for individual and family needs and concerns. Her knowledge, wisdom, loyalty, and dedication are unsurpassed in this field. Without doubt or hesitation, I highly recommend Dretha Burris.
Read more Dretha Burris is an exceptional individual who possesses a sincere and deep compassion for everyone. She is an amazing listener and has the ability to process definitive solutions for individual and family needs and concerns. Her knowledge, wisdom, loyalty, and dedication are unsurpassed in this field. Without doubt or hesitation, I highly recommend Dretha Burris.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Rowlett is located at 3705 Lakeview Pkwy Suite 301, Rowlett, TX 75088. We share a building with Rodem Tree Dental, Dr. DeLeon’s Women's Health Care, Excel Spine and Sports Rehab, Skin Essentials Spa, Target Garage Doors Services, Estrada Pediatric Clinic, and other businesses. In the same plaza is Amelia’s Cocina Mexicana, Super Shack, Pizza Hut, Jimmy John’s, Big Lots, and Royal Buffet. Directly across the street is KFC and Champions Nail Bar, and Scooter’s Coffee, Nick’s Sports Grill, and Feng Cha are also nearby.

Phone number

(214) 319-8706

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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